Clarendon sheriff's office giving away free hotdog meals July 23


The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is celebrating National Hotdog Day on July 23 with a free hotdog meal. Because of COVID-19 and social distancing, individuals can drive through the front parking lot of the sheriff's office at 217 Commerce St. between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and pick up a free hotdog, chips and a drink.

Individuals will only be able to pick up meals for the individuals in the car. Church groups, senior groups or organizations can call the sheriff's office at (803) 435-4414 or Sgt. Annett Smith with the CCSO at (803) 460-3976 to pick up meals for their organizations. Calls must be made prior to July 21.

Hotdogs are a favorite across the nation with every American eating approximately 60 hotdogs every year. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans eat more than 6 billion hotdogs with 150 million hotdogs eaten on July 4 each year.

Over the course of a year, Americans enjoy more than 20 billion hotdogs. According to a Harris Poll, 71 percent of Americans top their hotdogs with mustard, 52 percent use ketchup, 47 percent add on onions followed closely by chili at 45 percent and relish at 41 percent.